QUALITY EDUCATION FOR MINORITIES (QEM) NETWORK
Leadership Development Institute (LDI) for Early Career Faculty at  
NSF Tribal Colleges and Universities Program (TCUP) Grantee Institutions

Embassy Suites • 2800 American Blvd. • Bloomington, MN •  952-884-4811
Thursday–Saturday, October 26-28, 2017  

AGENDA

Purpose: To engage and support Alaska Native, Native American, and Native Hawaiian early career faculty at TCUP institutions in developing their academic leadership and career planning skills to serve as leaders at their institutions; build institutional capacity for STEM students’ academic success; and expand their participation in the TCUP Community of Practice

THURSDAY, OCTOBER 26 

PM   

6:00      Registration                                                                                                      Vermillion Salon Entrance
6:30      Opening Reception/Networking Session                                                                           Vermillion Salon  
              -Opening Prayer 
                Michael Wassegijig Price, Cultural Knowledge Specialist
                      Indigenous Studies Department, Bemidji State University  
              -Welcome and Introductions
                     Althea Burns, Associate, QEM Network
              -Fireside Chat: Sharing Stories of Leadership  
                    Gerald “Carty” Monette. Former President
                           Turtle Mountain Tribal College
                    Costello Brown, Professor of Chemistry Emeritus
                            California State Univesity Los Angeles  
                     Kathryn Froelich, Cultural Coordinator
                             Missouri River Educational Cooperative

 8:00     Adjournment 

FRIDAY, OCTOBER 27    
AM 

8:30      Embassy Suites Complimentary Breakfast                                                                      Iron Range Grill 
9:00      Plenary Session                                                                                                           Vermillion Salon
              
-Review of Workshop Purpose, Meeting Packet, and Agenda
                      Ivory Toldson, President & CEO, QEM Network
              -Participant Share their Expectations for Institute  

 9:30     Effective Faculty Leadership at TCUP Institutions 
                       Gerald “Carty” Monette, QEM TCUP Consultant 

10:00    Round Table Previews of Key Topics
              Essential Components of STEM Faculty Leadership at TCUP Institutions  
            
             -Understanding and Practicing Cultural Competence
                         Kathy Froelich, QEM TCUP Consultant and LDI Fellow 
             
             -Teaching in the Native Context
                        Michael Price, QEM TCUP Consultant and LDI Fellow 

10:30     Break 

10:45     Round Table Previews of Key Topics, (continued) 

             -Developing and Funding a Research Agenda
                    Charles Jason Tinant, LDI Fellow and Associate Professor
                         STEM Department, Oglala Lakota College
             -Research to Address Tribal and Native Community Needs
                     Perry H. Charley, LDI Fellow and Director/Senior Scientist
                          Dine Environmental Institute, Dine College–Shiprock Campus
             -Mentoring/Advising for Early Career Faculty
                     Costello Brown, QEM TCUP Consultant
             -Contributing to the Community of Practice
                     Alessandra Higa, LDI Fellow and Instructor/Researcher
                           Mathematics & Science Department, Oglala Lakota College

11:45    The Role of Education Research at TCUP Institutions 
             Presenters: Regina Seivert, NSF TCUP Program Director  (INVITED) 
                              Division of Human Resource Development
                              Education and Human Resources Directorate, NSF
                                              and
                              Ivory Toldson, President, QEM Network

PM 

12:30     Plenary Session:  Working Lunch                                                                                        East Atrium 
              -The QEM Individual Leadership Development Plan (ILDP) Tool
                       Laura-Lee Davidson, Associate, QEM Network

               -ILDP Work Session                                                                                                  Vermillion Salon
                       Each participant will begin to complete sections                                    Iron Range Grill, Atrium 
                       of the QEM Individual Leadership Development Plan 

 2:15      Concurrent Sessions
                         (EACH SESSION WILL BE OFFERED TWICE, See Assignment Sheets) 

              Session I (Group A):                                                                                                 Vermillion Salon
              -Establishing and Maintaining a Faculty Mentoring Relationship/Network 
             -Developing a Cross-Institutional TCUP Faculty Community of Practice
                       Costello Brown, with Carty Monette, QEM TCUP Consultants

              Session II (Group B):                                                                                               Iron Range Grill
              
-Effective Culturally Relevant Teaching at TCUP Institutions
                        Kathy Froelich, with Michael Price, QEM TCUP Consultants

 3:15      Concurrent Sessions, repeated  (Note: Groups A/B switch) 
              Session I (Group B):                                                                                                Vermillion Salon 
              -Establishing and Maintaining a Faculty Mentoring Relationship/Network 
              -Developing a Cross-Institutional TCUP Faculty Community of Practice  
                         Costello Brown, with Carty Monette, QEM TCUP Consultants

              Session II (Group A):                                                                                               Iron Range Grill
              
-Effective Culturally Relevant Teaching at TCUP Institutions
                       Kathy Froelich, with Michael Price, QEM TCUP Consultants

4:15      Break / Participants Reflect on Session Highlights for their ILDPs                                         Atrium 

4:45       Plenary Session (panel):                                                                                           Vermillion Salon 
              A Closer Look at Establishing and Supporting a Research Agenda
              
(LDI Fellows share highlights of their NSF-funded projects, with a focus
              on proposal development and project implementation strategies used) 

                     Charles Jason Tinant         STEM Research
                     Perry H. Charley               Native Language and Culture
                     Alessandra Higa                Teaching and Learning
                     Michael Price                    Native Science
                     
                     Moderator: Althea Burns, Associate, QEM Network 

5:45       Wrap-Up / Recap of Day One Highlights / ILDP Q&A
                             Ivory Toldson, QEM Network 

6:00        Adjournment 
               Dinner on Your Own 

Overnight Assignment: Each participant will complete initial draft of his/her
                                     QEM Individual Leadership Development Plan and outline a  
                                     Proposed Timeline to meet professional development goals

SATURDAY, OCTOBER 28 
AM 

8:30       Embassy Suite Complimentary Breakfast                                                                 Iron Range Grill
              
Participants submit their draft ILDP to QEM staff for review / 
              to facilitate feedback by QEM Consultants and LDI Fellows                        QEM Registration Table 

9:00       Plenary Session: 
             -Challenges on the Pathway to Leadership at TCUP Institutions 
                        Gerald “Carty” Monette, TCUP Consultant                                                 Vermillion Salon 

9:30      -Opportunities at NSF to Support Early Career Faculty
               Professional Development
 
                         Costello Brown, TCUP Consultant

10:00     ILDP Review Sessions                                                                                            Vermillion Salon, 

              (15-minute feedback sessions)                                                                    Iron Range Grill, Atrium 
              Participants meet one-on-one with LDI Fellows/Consultants to
              receive feedback on Individual Leadership Development Plans

10:45     Break

11:00    Plenary Session                                                                                                        Vermillion Salon 
             Mentoring Models for Early Career Faculty Development
                  (One-on-One Mentoring; Group Mentoring; Virtual Mentoring;  
                  Mentoring to Meet Specific Needs) 
                  Kathy Froelich, TCUP Consultant

11:45     A Mentoring Mixer:  
              Early career faculty and LDI Fellows meet in groups to discuss
              potential mentoring relationships  (Round Tables) 

PM

12:30     Closing Plenary: Working Lunch                                                                             Vermillion Salon
              LDI Consultants and LDI Fellows Respond to Participants’ Questions
              Regarding Leadership Development for Early Career Faculty at TCUs

  1:30     Summary Comments by QEM Project Staff
              -Final Observations from Participants
              -Next Steps                           

  2:00      Adjournment